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Nostalgic Scoop: Fabolous Paid Lil Wayne $100,000 for a Feature In 1999 That Never Came Out

On the latest episode of N.O.R.E.'s Drink Champ podcast, Fabolous recalls paying Lil Wayne $100,000 and 4 bottles of Cristal for a feature in 1999.

Thinking Lil Wayne would at least stay to drink the Cristal after the feature was done, Wayne did the feature and left the studio within 15 minutes without hangout.

"They were so hot at the time," Fab said about Cash Money and the Hot Boys movement. "They came to the studio. I think Steve Stoute gave them 100 grand for Lil Wayne out of my budget. They were scorching. This Cash Money in like '99. For the 99 and the 2000."

Not only did Wayne get $100,000 for his services, but the then 17-year-old rapper also requested four bottles of Cristal champagne. 

"So the four bottles is there. We in the studio—we thinking that four bottles of Cris means they gonna come in, we gonna vibes, drink some champagne," Fab continued. "Wayne come in, did his verse in 15 minutes, they was out. Took the four bottles with 'em. That's my first time even seeing something like that. I'm like: 'This shit different.'"

Fabolous also spent a good part of the conversation telling the stories behind some of his biggest hits. One of them was his 2007 Ne-Yo collaboration, 'You Make Me Better.' Fabolous once again recounted how JAY-Z had passed on the Timbaland beat and when the producer told Fabolous he'd already given the beat to Eve as he was ready to release it as a single. Eve agreed to let Fabolous have the record after a quick conversation. The single has spent 14 weeks at number 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Rap Tracks.

Check out the video down below.


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